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Old 20 September 2013, 13:19   #1
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200HP - 4 Cylinders.

Had a really nice day wandering round the Southampton boat show by myself yesterday, and as usual had a look at the shiny new engines.

I love my old Suzuki DT200EFI, it doesnít even use shocking amounts of fuel in reality, and considering what I paid for it a few years ago now Iíve done well from it. It sounds awesome as well.

However I realise itís getting on now, as it was built in 1998, and although it works fine the EFI system and mechanicals arenít going to stay reliable forever.
Itís big benefit is of course itís weight for a 200HP engine Ė 200Kgs.

Similar power 4 strokes have always been much heavier at @280gks, and even ETECs etc are @250Kgs.

I'm still considering a Diesel re-power, but noticed at the show that there is a new breed of 200HP 4 strokes from Yamaha and Mercury that are 4 cylinder blocks rather than V6ís, and come in at @230Kgs.

Question is, has anyone tried one?
Obviously in automotive circles 200HP from a 4 pot isnít anything outrageous these days, but car engines donít tend to run at near full power for very long.

Thoughts anyone?

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Old 20 September 2013, 13:31   #2
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I suspect you'd miss the torque of a 2 stroke.

Optimax? Mine weighs in at 225kg. Sounds as good as your DT as well.
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Old 20 September 2013, 15:54   #3
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The 200 Verado is an amazing engine (not just saying that as a dealer) its really good, bags of power and good for the weight being a 4 pot. Ultra reliable as well. Now fitted a few commercially and they have done some big hours with no problems. They also say the fuel consumption is better than there old Opti 200's.
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Old 20 September 2013, 19:00   #4
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+1 definitely for the verado 200 plenty power ultra quiet and good on fuel. Also bear in mind that it comes with everything you need. Prop, steering, battery, digital throttle and shift and full smartcraft. Good price too. I worked on loads fitted commercially in Australia and I have to say they were good solid motors.
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Simon, The 200 small block etec comes in at under 200kg.
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I didn't realise that.
It wasn't until I was driving home that I realised I'd not seen the etecs at the show. Can't believe I missed them somehow.

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I'd not seen the etecs at the show. Can't believe I missed them somehow.

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You didn't miss them, they weren't there, shame on BRP
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Thanks PD

It's pretty cr*p that a major player like BRP decided not to stump up the exhibitor fees.

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It's pretty cr*p that a major player like BRP decided not to stump up the exhibitor fees.

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It's perhaps just as well that I couldnt make it it the show as I particularly wanted to pull an e-tec apart and quizz the sales people....
Turns out they don't even have an office in the uk either. Each dealer in have talked to over the last week doesn't actually have an engine in stock and will get them to order in 2-3 days.
So come on dealers what the score with Evinrude? Do you only supply to order and are the prices about to drop in the UK as i have heard?
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